Man, I’m sick of playing the Ducks. Since the beginning of the regular season, we’ve played them 13 times. Non-Pacific-Division teams are so lucky.
Game 5 was actually a pretty exciting game, even though we lost. It might have seemed more exciting than it was because I was so frickin’ nervous. I was shaking the whole time. My fears turned out to be justified, but I still think it was a good game.
The playoffs are a very tense time. Every year I try to decide whether I even enjoy it. The last few years have been hugely upsetting in the first round, then relaxed and fun in the later rounds, because the Stars were out in the first. But, last season and so far this season, I’m thinking the winning WAY outweighs the tension and the crushing emotions of losing. I think the tension and fear that builds up to a win is actually kind of fun.
I don’t know how this round is going to end, and I don’t want to speculate on it. But so far, it’s been pretty fun. The wins have been a joy and the losses have still left hope.
Game 5 was a loss, but it didn’t crush me. I still have hope that they can eliminate the Ducks. I hope it’s tomorrow night, in front of an out-of-its-mind home crowd.